The seroepidemiology of human T-lymphotropic viruses: types I and II in Europe: a prospective study of pregnant women.

@article{Taylor2005TheSO,
  title={The seroepidemiology of human T-lymphotropic viruses: types I and II in Europe: a prospective study of pregnant women.},
  author={Graham P Taylor and Monique Bod{\'e}us and Françoise Courtois and Georg Pauli and Annarosa Del Mistro and Ana Machuca and Elizabeth P{\'a}dua and Soren Andersson and Patrick Goubau and Luigi Chieco-Bianchi and Vicente Soriano and Joliette Coste and Anthony E. Ades and Jonathan Weber},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={104-9}
}
BACKGROUND Up to 20 million persons are infected with the human retroviruses human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-I and HTLV-II globally. Most data on the seroprevalence of HTLV-I and HTLV-II in Europe are from studies of low-risk blood donors or high-risk injection drug users (IDUs). Little is known about the general population. METHODS A prospective anonymous study of HTLV-I and HTLV-II seroprevalence among 234,078 pregnant women in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the… CONTINUE READING

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